I look forward to holiday beauty launches all year. And of course, with holiday beauty launches come the festive cream of the crop: holiday beauty advent calendars.
So whether you follow the rules and count down with one product per day or can’t help but tear through all the drawers the day your calendar arrives (it’s me, a Gemini), 2021 has no shortage of truly gorgeous beauty advent calendars—and some at steep discounts compared to what 25 products would cost when purchased individually.
When looking for the right beauty and wellness advent calendar, there are a few areas to focus on. First, you’ll want a selection that contains products you know you’ll use so that you don’t end up with a lot of extra things on hand. Next, they’re an opportunity to try more products from brands you love, so choosing a brand you’re loyal to would be a safe bet. And lastly, due to the small sizes of products in the calendars, this is a chance to experiment; if there’s something you’ve wanted to try but have been hesitant to commit to, an advent calendar is a perfect chance to branch out!. Ahead, sort your way through our festive list of the best beauty advent calendars, from Lush to L’Occitane.
While L’Occitane’s Premium Advent Calendar is sold out for the season, you can still get your hands on the Signature iteration and count down from the 1st to the 24th. The calendar—which was inspired by the Christmas Market in Provence, France—contains everything you need to keep winter skin hydrated from head-to-toe.